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Temenos 1

By oldgreyheron      
A new piece of art stands out adjacent to the Tees in Middlehaven in Middlesbrough. The giant work created by Anish Kapoor is visible from all sorts of places as you travel around Teesside. Until today I had looked from a distance, and I have to admit I looked somewhat askance at the giant black steel oval shapes which you see from a distance.

Today all has changed for me - getting up close and personal reveals a structure which changed in shape and feel as I moved around in and underneath it. It was sunny and quiet - for most of the time I was on my own enjoying the visual stimulus (this would not have been true if it were a Middlesbrough FC home match day - the Riverside stadium is very close)!

So today I have loaded the first view that visitors get when approaching from the MFC side - it sets the scene and places the structure with other landmarks, the Transporter Bridge, the Middlehaven clock tower and the Able lifting beam. Over the next few days I will endeavour to show with more images the many different aspects and features of this landmark. I hope that you will follow the adventure!

Have a good weekend!

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel Middlesbrough Anish kapoor Middlehaven Temenos

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Nov 2010 5:06PM
Well captured, Mike, but not sure that I would call it a 'piece of art'! Carol

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
13 Nov 2010 5:06PM
Excellent composition, exposure spot on, good capture!


13 Nov 2010 5:18PM
Excellent capture .Congrats.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2010 5:30PM
Seeing it in context is important. I'm looking forward to more. I love Kapoor's work, but it seems to be attractive and difficult at the same time.
13 Nov 2010 5:36PM

Quote:but not sure that I would call it a 'piece of art'

Quote: it seems to be attractive and difficult at the same time

Thanks for these observations, they reflect the feelings I had as I approached and the challenge I discovered with the camera...

SandraKay Plus
10 233 4 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2010 7:14PM
A great shot, Mike and good to see the giant work in context.
13 Nov 2010 7:20PM
Great image Mike - well taken

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Nov 2010 7:27PM
Great shot,well done.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Nov 2010 8:10PM
Curious art but a GREAT image!
More please!


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